Vax

VAX was an instruction set architecture (ISA), developed by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) in the mid-1970s. The VAX-11/780 introduced on October 25, 1977 was the first of a range of popular and influential computers implementing that architecture.A 32-bit complex instruction set computer based on DEC's earlier PDP-11, VAX ("Virtual Address eXtension"), was designed to extend or replace DEC's various PDP ISAs. The VAX architecture's primary features were virtual addressing (for example demand paged virtual memory) and its orthogonal instruction set.
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  • Visual Maths: A Brief History of CGI

    …, the video of the scenes was mapped digitally, then overlaid frame by frame on to the digitally created surface of the vessel. This was done using a VAX, an early computer, and one of the first capable of processing a million instructions per second (MIPS). It was when it came to rendering the vessel itself though that things got really tricky…

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